Governor Gary Herbert, most others avoid June runoff
As a state delegate from the second district, let me say this was an
embarrassing convention.I should preface that by saying the
convention was wonderful, until the 2nd District candidates began speaking.The last second mud that was thrown made everyone feel totally downcast.
Why did such a positive race, where nearly all the candidates were first rate,
class individuals, have to sink so far, so fast?
I think Mia has a great chance to beat Matheson. It's going to be a great
year for Republicans in Utah from Romney and on down the ticket.
This is a good outcome from convention - giving the Republican voters a chance
to weigh in on Hatch vs. Liljenquist in a primary is exactly the outcome i had
hoped for. "It's about time," to steal a phrase.
Mia Love, a "novelty"? Guess again, she will win!
I haven't sat down and made up my mind on Mia Love vs. Jim Matheson, but I
am glad that the delegates rejected Carl Wimmer quickly and decisively. It just
goes to show how the larger turnouts at the caucus meetings this year moderated
the extremism we saw from the state delegates a couple of years ago.
What a bone-headed remark by Attorney General Shurtleff... to call Mia Love a
"novelty" is outrageous unless you're prepared to tell us what is
novel about her. Is having African ancestry novel? Or is being a woman novel? Or
a combo or is it that her hair is longer or that she wore a woman's
business suit and the other female candidates wore combo outfits? What was the
"novelty" Mr. Shurtleff? That was classless.
There is a 'novelty' about Love that may not sit well with some
Republicans, but it will with the majority who she represents. She is
charismatic, a class act, highly-intelligent, respectful, engaging and most
importantly, she is going to win. I was just curious as to which of those
novelties Shurtleff was referring to.
I bet republicans our excited about Mia Love because it will show that they are
not, what is the word I am thinking of?My prediction is Jim will win
Though, ideally, I would have liked a primary to air this all out before a
decision had to be made. I believe we need to get behind Chris Stewart
now and push ahead. I also believe that, barring any real incriminating
information, we should not think the less of any of the other candidates. They
ran fantastic campaigns, displayed passion and intelligence, and were attentive
to delegates. I hope to see more from them in the future.
Mia will be a great Congresswoman. The only thing this article doesn't
mention is the fact Mia is supported by Josh Romney. I can't wait to have a
Pres. Romney, and Congresswoman Mia Love in Washington!
You've got to love the drama. Even in the comments, where people
don't read the full article. Come on, Utahns! You are embarrassing.
Shurtleff certainly stuck his size 16 in his mouth on Sat. Stupid move by Wimmer
to have his speak. Mia gave the best speech of the day (the 10 year old gave
the second best one). She got a standing ovation from a majority of the
delegates in all four districts. Even without Shurtleff's remark, Mia
would have gotten the 60%. Shurtleff just gave her 8 more percent. Her speech
put her over the top. Wimmer just came across as insincere and entitled. Since
Matheson has never represented the area covered by District 4 (except for West
Valley and Kearns 10 years ago), he should be really scared.
Glad wimmer did not make it he would have been even easier for matheson to beat
then mia. she will be a wild card because state level no one relly knows her. it
is confusion also that a african american would run as republican when they have
in so many ways been the other guys in america, and the last to be on the poor
and african american side. i had a lot of pride when obama was elected but he
has made me sad when he started backing the oil peoples agenda, and it just goes
to prove that big money controls all outcomes. superpac etc. they should have
never been made legal. i can now tell my son that he can never be president in
america because if he is honest the rich wont back him.